My make-up work ‘Gloss’ featured in FACEON Magazine Issue 11 2013.
Like all creatives it’s an amazing feeling to see your hard work printed and published in any magazine but to have a regular feature in FACEON Magazine issues is so, so exciting for me- I do beam with pride!
My ‘GLOSS’ make-up photo-shoot which talented photographer Ryan Handy is featured in FACEON Magazine Issue 11 which includes the inspiration behind the look, step by step guide on how I created the look and the latest beauty trends for 2013 for glossy dewy skin!
I also have some really, really exciting news… I now feature on FACEON ‘Best Choice’ video section as part of the FACEON Collective which show cases all of my YouTube videos, an on-site subscribe and a link to my beauty blog! Check it out >here<
Get your copy of the latest issue 11 FACEON magazine to see my make-up work published.
Amazing Illustrations Carly Watts has created inspired by my make-up work and me! …
And look they are all make-up brushes! *AMAZING* What I love about these illustrations is that Carly has done her research into my work and each of these make-up brushes has been taking from my make-up portfolio- The first one being Gestural Abstraction body painting I did for Issue 1 of MindGame magazine, The second one from my Food project-Cupcakes and Icing and the Third one being my Pastel photoshoot! Check out Carly’s blog post here where she shows her inspiration behind the illustration >here<
Carly is a very talented painter and illustrator who loves to sketch and draw. Carly is slowly getting her work out there creating amazing illustrations like this. Check out Carly’s blog >here< where you can see more of her work and prices if you would like an illustration of you or your work.
Thanks Carly for this thoughtful piece of art! Follow Carly on Twitter >here<
I Love Body Art website was launched in May 2012 to showcase and promote Body Art in all its forms but what’s special about I Love Body Art website is that they publish photos with permission from the artists where they link all their websites etc. I have now been featured on I Love Body Art website several times now and recently they added my Snow Queen of Sweets Food project photoshoot! I find this website very inspiring and discover so many amazing artists.
If you have some amazing body art that you think they will love to showcase they are taking submissions from all body artists on this contact form >here<
Check out my work featured on their website >here<
Body Painting I did on my little sister… So pretty: D
I loved creating this body paint on my little sisters back. Who actually didn’t fidget and fell asleep on me…. Perfect!
Inspiration from this look came from my Illusion Magazine which I get sent to me three times a year. Illusion Magazine is a new publication designed for Face and Body artists and is packed with articles and photographs from painters from around the world. There are step-by-step photographs of working faces, also showpiece and award winning designs. There are product reviews, business articles and information about forth coming events.
Illusion will most certainly appeal to all Face and Body Artist whether you are starting out and need help and advice in starting up a new venture or you are a professional and enjoy seeing the work of some of the great names in Face and Body Art. I am always in awe when I read this magazine. There are three issues per annum, so go and buy all the old issues as trust me you will never look back. Get your copies here: http://www.illusionmagazine.co.uk/
Yes it is! When I started to really get into make-up I wanted to take my skills to a new level and create art not just on the face but all over the body. After being inspired by Mark Reid ( a famous body painter who paints amazing jeans) I asked my EX boyfriend if he would let me body paint him- So thanks to him I created this illusion of him wearing a blue shirt, which if you look very closely you will see his armpit hair he he! I should have shaved it to make the illusion look more real!
Body Paint Clothing gives a whole new meaning to the term, “wearing your birthday suit”. Body paint can look extremely real when done by a professional. At many make-up conventions I have seen some where you don’t even notice they are nude until u come up to take a closer look!
Anyone wanting to get into Body Painting I suggest you spend time doing some research on the skill and even read books, watch DVDs, attend private courses and YouTube videos are also a great learning tool. Body painting is an art which can express someone from being Bold, Bizarre, Weird, and Sexy. You can choose to do nude body painting or just the face. Nude is bold, but for those models who wish to keep their clothes on, face painting itself can be just as creative.
Body painting is not like a permanent tattoo as it can be washed of easily with water. Painting your shoulders, thighs or backs can be sexy as well as modest. Many women prefer to go for nude body painting as men like to hide those bits!But you should think wisely about painting a whole body as it may take hours to perfectly paint a body, the shirt on my ex took me over 3 hours! Body painting is not just painting on nude bodies or face but it’s an expression of art so why not have a go at it?
So the best way to get into body painting is to firstly get inspired! Here I have put links to amazing inspiring body painters that I always look up to. Do check out their work, promise you will LOVE! Any questions on body paints do get in touch!
My Top Three Body Painters:
·Carolyn Cowan- Uses textures and real life sources to create wonderful body painting art.
·Joanna Gair- Body painting to the stars! Her body paintings have been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 1999 to the 2011 edition. She is considered the world’s leading trompe-l’œil body painter and make-up artist, and she became famous with a Vanity Fair Demi’s Birthday Suit cover of Demi Moore in a body painting in 1992. Her work is SOOOO Mind blowing!
These two fabulous merged eye shadows in ‘Shade 2’ and ‘Shade 6’ by a brand called Famous by Sue Moxley are just a prized jewel in my make-up kit right now. The brand has some great baked bronzers which I keep finding myself wearing each day!
These eye shadows are merged shadow from one what I understand is a mainly one colour with a mix of some other shades interwoven in the shadow and merged together. So when I swipe it across different areas of the shadow, it would give me a little different shade as opposed to one single shade like other shadows… well I think that’s what it is! Ha….
I love Shade 6… Perfect for smoky eyes!
I had never known about these beauties until I started my new job at FB Beauty and met Sue Moxley who introduced me to her wonderful cosmetics.
My review on Shade 2, Price:£2.00
Available only at Superdrug, UK
‘Shade 2’is a merge of white, beige, brown and taupe with metallic finish and the sheen to it is outstanding. The shadow is very, very smooth and easy to work with, very pigmented and shows up a lot on the lid so to be used very little and very gorgeous. I have even used Shade 2 (in the above behind the scene picture) as a highlighter on top of tanned skin!!
So for only £2 why not try out these eye shadows for your make-up kits?
Want to know how I created this Leopard Print Eye Make-up on Myself?
I LOVED creating this Leopard Print Eye Make Up which is definitely an artistic expression that eye-catching! I can’t wait to show you my zebra print eyes tomorrow! So if you’re feeling especially wild, why not give this eye look a go with my step by step guide? I will also be doing a YouTube video on this look very soon!
Using a gold eye shadow apply this all over the eye lid up to the eye brows.
Using a black water proof liquid eyeliner and line your top and bottom lash line then extend the line in the inner corner of the eyes to create a ‘cat eye look’.
Then take a felt eyelinerin black and make little dots in the shape of c’s and o’s all over the eye lid then take a gold liquid eyeliner to fill in the centre of the o’s and c’s aka leopard prints.
Apply three coats of mascara or apply false eye lashes in black to make the eyes look fierce.
Some tips when creating your leopard print eye look:
·A felt tip eyeliner makes doing the outline of the leopard patterns a lot easier to do.
·Use gel glitter eyeliners to fill in the leopard pattern for a bit of extra glam!
·Before filling in the leopard print outlines, wait for the eyeliner to dry before applying the gold in the middle of the patterns
·Don’t draw the leopard print patterns too close together, as it could end up not looking like leopard print patterns.
Have fun with animal print and show off this look with pride!
I am constantly getting emails and questions on how make-up artists can build their portfolio up and eventually get paid work out of make-up artistry. I have therefore done a blog on some pointers that might help those trainee or newly qualified make-up artists to get a strong portfolio.
It is important that you build a portfolio of professional photographs as soon as possible. Without this important portfolio it will be difficult for prospective employers to know what you are capable of doing or even in which category of make-up you specialise in. When building your portfolio make sure that the photography, lighting and models are of the highest studio quality. This can be proven to be difficult but trust me this will reflect in your work.
As there are many newly qualified or up and coming photographers who are also building new portfolios it’s soooo easy to find some who are willing to work with you at no cost. Find them on Facebook, Twitter, Model Mayhem or even do a search on Google for your local photographers. There are also plenty of new faces out there modelling who would be more than happy to work free of charge and receive photographs for their portfolio again you will find these on most social networking sites.
Many professional make-up artists are on the books of an agency who find them the work. Most agencies will only consider adding you to their book if you have a portfolio of Tear Sheets. This means your work has been published work in a magazine. You should also take into consideration that an agent will take up to 20% of the money you receive for finding you the work.
As it may be many months before you have a decent portfolio suitable to show an agent or client and you are not yet earning a living wage If this is the case then try and work with a fashionable make-up house selling products or even find a company that does makeovers on the public or some local photography studios need make-up artists. This way you are still working in the make-up industry and may be able to pick up extra work as a make-up artist from word of mouth from people whom you meet at work(trust me this is where I get most of my work from).
If you take a job which has nothing to do with the industry then you have little chance of promoting yourself.
Remember it is important to network and meet the right people. Never leave home without your business card! I get mine from www.moo.com